Margie graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Sciences in Consumer and Housing Sciences and an MBA.  
Over her lifetime, Margie has been instrumental in helping students in Oregon, starting as Policy and Budget/Fiscal positions with the Departments of Commerce, Executive, Administrative, Human Services, Education, Employment and Governor's Office for the State of Oregon.
She continued her focus helping students in 2004 - 2005 Margie as Interim Executive Director with the Oregon Student Assistance Commission. 
In 2013 Margie helped create and build the Marion Polk Early Learning Hub, a nonprofit that serves families with children 0 - 5 years in the region, as Chief Fiscal and Performance Officer.
She doubled the number and size of Oregon Opportunity grants for low Income Oregonians postsecondary education, as well as the state Adoptions staff leading to reduced wait times for children needing permanency.  
She linked programs for the developmentally disabled to programs that provide housing financing, allowing the downsizing of state institutions through community placements.  

Margie also led community volunteers in building a local self-help park and volunteered as a Girl Scout Leader and Sunday School Teacher for over 10 years as well as a Parent Education Facilitator. As you can tell, Margie has spent her life helping children in numerous ways and means. The Rotary Club of Salem Creekside is delighted to have Margie as a new member, helping us provide services to children and families in our community.